I had a pretty solid summer of reading and I wanted to showcase some of my favorite reads from the summer! Here are just a few of them.
HOW TO MAKE A WISH by Ashley Herring Blake quickly became a favorite of mine when I devoured it toward the beginning of my summer, in May. We follow two girls, Grace and Eva who meet during the summer and romance ensues. I loved this story so much and I could relate to it a lot. Grace is a bisexual MC and the author herself is bisexual. This was the first book I read that featured a bisexual MC while I was discovering my sexuality. It was definitely a read that helped me to figure out who I am in terms of sexuality.
I was honored to have been sent THE BIG F by Maggie Ann Martin from Maggie herself! Maggie is one of my friends from Booktube and I adore her. I was so glad to have gotten a chance to pre-order her debut novel and read it early! See my review, I loved it!!
I was able to snag a copy of my most anticipated read of the year, TOP TEN by Katie Cotugno from Bookcon this year. I read it while on the beach and I devoured it! This is another book with a bisexual main character and the f/f romance was excellent & adorable. We meet Gabby and Ryan through flashbacks of their high school journey. Gabby was one of the most relatable characters I have read in a VERY long time. She struggles with social anxiety, as well as the author. Social anxiety is portayed PERFECTLY in this novel, as someone who has social anxiety I respected the representation so much. We also follow Ryan, who is a hockey player and the topic of concussions comes up. I love hockey, so that was just a plus for me!
A lot of great releases came out this summer. WHAT TO SAY NEXT by Julie Buxbaum was one of my favorite diverse reads that focuses on grief, depression and a character with Asperger’s. I loved reading from David’s perspective and Kit’s depression and grief was a great portrayal, I think it’s one of the best I’ve read in a while. I love Julie’s writing and I knew I’d adore this one!
I’ve been slacking on reading memoir’s lately, and they’re one of my favorite genre’s! I picked up BUFFERING: UNSHARED TALES OF A LIFE FULLY LOADED by Hannah Hart. Hannah is one of my biggest role models and I just adore the hell out of her! She’s so positive and hilarious. I didn’t know much about her life until this book and it just made me love her more. She’s come SOOO far, I’m proud!
My summer reading consisted of many gay books that I loved. QUEENS OF GEEK by Jen Wilde is a book I picked up on a whim because everyone kept recommending it and I’m there with them! This book was AMAZINGGGG. We follow Charlie and Taylor in dual POV during a convention. Charlie is a Chinese-American bisexual character who is a vlogger and Taylor is a girl with Autism and anxiety. I could relate to Taylor 100% because my anxiety gets in the way during conventions, too. I loooved the f/f romance that Charlie encounters!
Now that summer is over…IT’S TIME FOR AUTUMN!! My favorite season! I can’t wait.